Cognoscenti Food & Wine

Eat & Drink

Cognoscenti Food and Wine is a cosy neighbourhood restaurant nestled in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, located next-door to the historic Cameo Cinema.

The menu features exquisite modern Australian cuisine with a European influence, celebrating the beauty of fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. The star of the Cognoscenti kitchen is a wood-fired charcoal oven, adding a unique char and aroma that enhances the flavour of each ingredient.

Cognoscenti Food and Wine pride themselves on doing what they love, and this passion is reflected in their intimate service, spectacular food, signature cocktails, and a carefully curated selection of local and international wines.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy cocktails in their sun-bathed courtyard, celebrating a special occasion in their gorgeous dining room, or just after a simple mid-week meal, Cognoscenti Food and Wine is truly the place for everyone.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Bar
  • Suitable for Functions


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • HACCP Food Safety Certification
  • Restaurant and Catering Australia
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
  • Between $20 and $40
  • Australian
  • Bar
  • Cheese / Charcuterie / Platters
  • Cocktails
  • Coffee
  • European
  • French
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Gourmet
  • Modern Australian
  • Modern European
  • Modern French
  • Seasonal Local Produce
  • Share Plates
  • Steak
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wine
  • Wine Bar
  • Woodfired Cooking
  • Dinner
  • Late night
  • Lunch
Bookings & Enquiries
1628A Burwood Highway, Belgrave, 3160, Australia